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Mahama Promises “No Discrimination” in Development Projects

Mahama said sometime back as President, he was often accused of sending too many development projects to the Ashanti Region rather than sending such projects to regions and areas that voted massively for the NDC.

John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, has affirmed his commitment to impartially distributing development projects throughout the nation if elected as President.

“I wish to assure Ghanaians that the next NDC government will share development projects fairly and not based upon who voted for the party,” he said.

Community Engagement                                                                                    Former President Mahama, addressing a community gathering during his nationwide tour named “Building the Ghana we want together,” pledged the NDC’s commitment to equitable development across all regions, during an engagement session in Zuarungu, Bolgatanga East Constituency, Upper East Region last Friday.

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His comment was on the back of a recent comment by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the effect that he ignored the people of Ekumfi in the Central Region in terms of development for not voting for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the area, Kingsley Ato Cudjoe, in the 2020 elections.

While describing President Akufo-Addo’s statement as unfortunate, he indicated that the comment was in contrast with what the NDC stood for as the party shared development equitably whenever it was in government.

He said sometime back as President, he was often accused of sending too many development projects to the Ashanti Region rather than sending such projects to regions and areas that voted massively for the NDC.

He said Kumasi was the second largest populated area and biggest city with its central market being the biggest as well, stressing: “Therefore, I could not have sent particularly the Kejetia Market to Bole since nobody will go there to trade.

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“Whether an area voted for the NDC or not, we will ensure that they get their share of the national cake towards the transformation of the country for the benefit of the citizenry,” Mr Mahama pointed out.

Renaming of Universities 

Mr. Mahama further criticized the NPP for consistently renaming universities established by the NDC after their party figures, limiting recognition to only NPP-affiliated heroes. He argued that Ghana’s heroes come from diverse backgrounds, and this practice compromises the universities’ focus.

He pledged that under the next NDC administration, original names of these universities would be restored, with significant infrastructure being named after party heroes instead. As an example, he emphasized that the University of Development Studies (UDS) should retain its original name, aligning with its core mandate

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